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VRARA, Oculus & Microsoft present the 1st Inter-Collegiate XR Student Festival in Los Angeles

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Calling all students to submit projects by March 21st!

Sponsored by Oculus and Microsoft, and in partnership with VRARA, the Inter-Collegiate Mixed Reality organization (ICXR) is proud to present the 1st Annual Inter-Collegiate Student Festival hosted by XRSC at the University of Southern California. After years of hosting the VRSC student festival at USC, VRSC is proud to finally present ICXR's 1st Annual Inter-Collegiate Student Festival!

Come demo the best virtual, augmented, and mixed reality projects and network with other innovative student developers and industry professionals from across the nation. More information will be posted as the festival approaches!

Content Categories:
1) 360 Live Action / Animation
2) Augmented Reality
3) Interactive VR

Please apply early! To submit a project, please apply using the following link:

To attend the event as a general attendee, please register via Eventbrite:

Location: USC School of Cinematic Arts Courtyard (900 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007)

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TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR - October 18 in LA
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TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR - October 18 in LA

Contact Josephine Munis at for discounted tickets.

TechCrunch is coming to LA on October 18 for the premiere of its first-ever AR/VR event in partnership with UCLA. This single-day event will bring together industry leaders (like Baobab Studios’ Maureen Fan and the team behind 6D.AI) and content creators for in-depth conversations, interactive demos, and networking opportunities. Learn more and check out the speaker lineup here. New speakers and demos are added every day.

What: TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR
When: October 18, 2018
Where: Royce Hall at UCLA

Early Bird tickets are now on sale for $99.
Students get in for just $45.
Event Details:

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Mobile World Congress Americas in LA
to Sep 14

Mobile World Congress Americas in LA

Contact Josephine Munis at for discounted tickets.

We are delighted to partner with the @GSMA to bring you coverage of Mobile World Congress Americas 2018. Join us in Los Angeles #MWCA18

Mobile connects more than two-thirds of the world’s population. It fuels innovation, revolutionizes industries and spurs exciting new opportunities around the world. It inspires us to think bigger and bolder, envisioning a brighter tomorrow. With mobile, we can imagine a better future ... and all the possibilities it will bring.

MWC Americas will return to California on September 12-14, 2018 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). MWC Americas is the must-attend industry event for the region, with a strategic focus on North, Central and South America.

Over 1,000 exhibitors will showcase the newest technologies and innovative products at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018. Learn more about the #MWCA18 exhibition

The conference at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 is developed around 4 core themes including the 4th Industrial Revolution, media & entertainment, innovation and the network. Join us in Los Angeles for the premier mobile industry event


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to Jun 7

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference - Anaheim, CA (Los Angeles)

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3D sensing, 3D processing and 3D visualization tools are changing the landscape of how assets are managed, projects are pitched, and designs are created. From AEC to asset management…and more. Whether sensing with drones, mobile rigs or hand-held devices to AR/VR and 3D printed deliverables, everything 3D is here at the only vendor-neutral, cross-industry, 3D event in the market.

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LA Games Conference - Los Angeles

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On May 8, 2018 join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment! As LA's local games event, LA Games Conference brings together LA's dynamic community of developers and game leaders for meaningful networking and meetings at the center of Silicon Beach and Hollywood. The event is held at the iconic W Hollywood and features fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization and plenty of networking opportunities with many of the elite in the industry.

See conference website here

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ImmersED2018 - Virtual & Augmented Reality K-12 Education Summit - Los Angeles

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Working with leading developers and educational K-12 institutions, the summit is designed to identify challenges, create opportunities, promote collaborations, and build partnerships to bring VR, AR, and XR realities into K-12 classrooms.  More here

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Leaders in Augmented Reality - LA

Contact Josephine Munis at for more information.

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Meet fellow C-suite leadership in the fast-growing world of Augmented Reality. From Entertainment to Enterprise, immersive technologies are changing the business landscape. 

Connect with fellow executives and enjoy some good food and drinks!

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 28th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This event is an invite-only event, but feel free to bring fellow C-suite partners from your company.

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to Feb 23

Introduction to AR with Unity - LosAngeles

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Become familiar with the many forms of AR and the devices and toolkits that support them, such as Vuforia, ARKit, and ARCore. Learn the tools and technologies to create your own AR app using Unity and Vuforia, the standard used in industry. Hands on, and instructor supported, this class will ground you in AR technology and help you achieve your goals.

AR topics to be covered include the current landscape of AR apps and markets, interaction techniques, design and engineering pipeline, best practices for AR asset and target generation, the Unity UI tool, experience flow and context, scene generation, target recognition and tracking techniques, scene and asset refinement, and more. Each day’s class includes lecture, discussion, and in-class hands-on labs. Participants will build an app with these tools during the week and explore how to beta-test and publish their app.

Class website here

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to Feb 6

DEW Digital Entertainment World - Los Angeles

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Described by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 5th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content. DEW 2018 focuses on "The FUTURE of..." and will cover topics from OTT to Innovation to eSports to Millennials to Content Marketing to VR/AR to Music Rights to Startups, etc., as this theme guides all talks, discussions, meetings and presentations over the two days. This year's event will be held in the hip and modern Marina del Rey Marriott just steps from the beach and located in the heart of LA's thriving Silicon Beach with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. The event includes keynotes, fireside chats, presentations, panel discussions, tech demos, startup competition, innovative exhibitions, daily DJ music and performers and the best networking in the the hotel's Sinder Lounge. Join DEW and be a part of the future of connected entertainment.

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Creating Reality Hackathon
to Nov 13

Creating Reality Hackathon

Exploring the limits of AR|VR in entertainment and other industries by bringing together select, talented individuals to form multidisciplinary teams that will build creative and original applications.


This is a global Hackathon. We encourage international applications and everyone is welcome to apply!

Applications close on Friday, October 13th, 2017.

Accepted participants will be notified by Friday, October 20th, 2017.

Learn more at

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to Nov 5

AR Weekend Workshop: Build An AR Gallery - Los Angeles

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Calling all designers, progammers, and makers! The word is out: Augmented Reality is the future. With Apple’s recent release of the ARKit, Google’s ARCore, and AR content rising in popularity, now is the perfect time to get in the game! Companies know they should utilize AR technology, but are not sure how. This is the opportunity for you- the future thinker and avid learner- to dive in, carve out your path, and show them the way.

This workshop will focus on location-based triggers. Augmented Reality revolves around dozens of triggers, events that prompt the experiences. In this particular case, Chance Roth will walk us through using geo-coordinates to spark an AR experience, and in turn, teach us how to make our own AR galleries.

You will leave with a new knowledge of the augmented world, the ability to build an AR application, a new network of passionate people and a great start to your AR future!


• 3 Days of Training at Upload LA
• Access to premier HP development ready PCs
• Access to Work with Instructors one-on-one
• One Week Pass to Upload SF or Upload LA

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6:30 PM18:30

Building Great VR AR Products Class - LA

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Reserve your spot at our next class of the VRARA Training Program, taught by VR/AR Product Lead and VRARA Mentor Sami Ramly. Building Great VR/AR Products: the Art of Product Management for Emerging Technologies

About the Class:
This class dives deep into Product best practices for anyone looking to make VR or AR and hoping to get people actually using their products - after the demo novelty has worn off. Topics to be covered include Product-Market Fit, Product Strategy, Product Development, Design, Prototyping, Monetization, Customer Development, Growth, Analytics, and more. All examples will be focused on VR/AR but some parallels will be drawn with adjacent industries. There will also be valuable learnings and applications for startups and companies in emerging technologies in general.

The typical audience includes (but is not restricted to) professionals who identify as makers, creatives, builders, creators and anyone involved in the product development process (entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, designers, product managers, developers, producers, directors, etc). If you're a marketer, evangelist, sales wizard or promoter of a VR/AR product, you will find it useful to learn what makes competing products great, good or bad, why your product with high traction could suffer in retention, and why the VR/AR product cemetery is full of has-beens and could-haves.

About Sami Ramly:

Sami Ramly is a VR/AR Product Lead and member of the select Product Leaders group at Product That Counts in Silicon Valley. He is currently the VR Product Management Lead at Wevr, the renowned VR startup specializing in producing and distributing award-winning VR experiences (2 out of 10 Best VR of 2016, according to TechCrunch). Sami heads the Product efforts for Transport, the native network for VR creatives and their audience. Previously, he worked in Product on 3D Printing & 3D Scanning at Microsoft, where he shipped Microsoft's first 3D Scan app for Windows 10. He also held several other roles in engineering, business and product management at Silicon Valley startups and accelerators, including StartX. Sami is a VR/AR Mentor & Faculty at VRARA, as well as a Mentor at Stanford, UCLA, USC, SIGGRAPH, LIFE, LebNet and others. He has co-authored an IEEE publication and has spoken about VR & AR at CES, Digital Hollywood, Plug & Play, Hero City, UC Berkeley, UCLA Anderson, Otis, and many VRARA events. He also sits on the Executive Board of Predictera and the Advisory Board of Rabbit Hole VR, Stanford's VR/AR maker community, featured in Business Insider as a place where “the next big thing in VR could come”.

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to Sep 17

Virtual Reality Weekend: Learn Unity Development - LA

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Start your journey as a Virtual Reality creator! In just 3 short days you'll learn how to build a VR experience from scratchusing the Unity game engine. You'll get to work directly with instructors, hear from two industry experts, and meet the local community. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn something new, this workshop will equip you with the key skills to start creating.


• 2 Days of Intensive Skills Training & Networking Drinks
• Oculus Rifts at each desk for Project Testing
• Access to Work with Instructors one-on-one
• 7-day pass to Upload SF or Upload LA
• Snacks & Refreshments

More info on agenda and instructors here

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The Business of Virtual Reality: Redefining the Boundaries for Technology - LA

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Join the TechCouncil of Southern CA on August 23rd at Google’s offices in Irvine for an evening with virtual reality experts, thought leaders and peers.

Virtual reality technology is rapidly advancing and companies are starting to look beyond the hype to harness the business potential provided by VR. With the virtual world becoming more and more dominant in our everyday lives the business case for VR is more concrete than ever. Come and meet the rising stars of the VR universe as we discuss the value VR can inject into your business and what it takes to deliver on that potential.  Enjoy good food and drinks while we explore the rise of virtual reality.

Featured Speakers:

Fezyi Fatehi, CEO, Corent Technology

Fezyi is a Silicon Valley veteran of a Fortune 100 and multiple disruptive technology start-ups. He currently serves as the CEO of Corent Technology – that was named among the Top 10 Most Valuable Cloud Solution Providers in 2017.

Mats Johansson, Co-founder, President & CEO, EON Reality Inc. 
Mats W. Johansson is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of EON Reality Inc. which is the world’s leading interactive 3D software and simulations based learning provider for businesses and education based on Virtual Reality technology.

Robert Brown, Founder & CEO, MERIDIAN AR
Robert is the Founder & CEO of MERIDIAN AR, a Cognitive Mixed Reality (MR+) platform for enterprise. 

Adam Tuliper, Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
Adam is a Principal Software Engineer for Microsoft working with local and worldwide developers. 

Guy Bendov, Founder & CEO, SidekickVR
Guy Bendov has more than 14 years experience as the founder, president and CEO of hi-tech companies in the interactive entertainment technologies market. 

Brad Spahr, VP, Head of Emerging Technology, Sony Music Entertainment
Brad oversees emerging technology strategy at Sony Music with an emphasis on virtual reality, mobile applications, games, and new venture incubation. 

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